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A classic slice of amateur British motor sport at Silverstone for the '8 Clubs Race Meet'.
Amateur film 1952 15 mins Silent
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The '8 Clubs Race Meet' at Silverstone was the coming together of some of the largest motor racing clubs in the country. The competition was popular because of its chaotic nature: loose entry requirements and a handicap system which allowed a highly disparate variety of car classes to compete. Highlights include a hell-for-leather standing start and a female racing driver.
News 1980 5 mins Location: Silverstone
At Silverstone, the home of British Motor Sports, disabled driver Martin Sharpe warms up 'Big Sam', a Datsun 240Z, ready for a big race.
News 1981 3 mins Location: Silverstone
Silverstone Circuit, home of British Motor Sports host an event for disabled drivers, with Prince Charles taking a turn on the assault course.
Amateur film 1983 16 mins Silent Location: Silverstone
All the advertising and allure of motor racing captured at the Silverstone race circuit in the 80s.
Documentary 1963 17 mins Location: Northampton
Your employer is relocating to Northampton. Will this film convince you it's a good idea for you too?
Non-Fiction 1952 24 mins Silent Location: Peterborough
Local newsreel cameras cover the Peterborough area well with a mix of processions, displays and motor racing at Silverstone where Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorn were in action.
Documentary 2019 16 mins
Three years after their father passed, a family of four women come together through a series of phone calls spanning over three months.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 4 mins
A comedy-drama animation about two best friends growing up in the same world but experiencing it completely differently.
Drama 2018 8 mins
Samona Olanipekun explores the concepts of home, identity and belonging, from the starting point of the theme of globalisation.
Drama 2017 16 mins
Compelling story of a complex relationship between an imperious father and his son.
Documentary 2020 28 mins
Three African American fathers unravel the incomparable partnership of forgiveness and community.
Music video 2019 8 mins
A conceptual film following musical artist Jords’ quest to serendipity. The Tree of Life’ is the cornerstone of the film as he battles to triumph through grief.
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